Setting Off Sirens, hailing from Fermanagh in the north of Ireland, are a difficult band to pigeon-hole. Drawing influences from the likes of the Sex Pistols, Pixies, Faith No More, David Bowie and even Nick Cave they successfully manage to sound like absolutely none of them.
Debut album “Step Up” displays a variety of styles and moods but there is a clarity, directness and attitude running through it which sits them most comfortably under the banner of punk.
On-stage, they play like there is nothing else in the world except THIS building, THESE people, THESE songs. Their ‘Attack, Attack, ATTACK’ approach to playing live makes for exciting and adrenalin-fuelled performances.
SOS have played alongside such bands as UK Subs, Paranoid Visions, The Beat, The Vibrators and graced (and greased) the stages at Rebellion Punk Festival, Punx Picnic and GGI Festival.
The boys have been friends longer than they care to remember and have been musicians and song-writers for even longer. Their attitude towards writing is “Anything goes as long as it’s great” which often leads to unexpected musical tangents in their songs.
Their song, “The Joke That Killed The Party” was the intro music for David Baddiel’s BBC Radio 4 show, “Don’t Make Me Laugh” for an entire series and then a Christmas special.
Setting Off Sirens consists of: Kevin Mc Hugh – vocals, Alan Connolly – drums, Ciarán Mc Nulty – bass, John Moffatt – guitar
In summer 2017 the band announced that they would be recording again stating “not we had actually stopped, we were just waiting like a sleeping Chuck Norris”.
- Between The Stations
Dumbed Down Music For The Masses
Not Worth The Paper
Ready To Go
Sorry, No Apologies
The Joke That Killed The Party
Weapons Of Crass Instruction
What Would Jasper Do?